Thursday, February 16, 2006
First Lighthouse Sock Completed
I managed to resist the urge to abandon this project all together, you can ask Janelle to verify that on Tuesday night I had it in my hands and was about to rip it all out and forget that I had ever started it. She talked me out of it, thankfully as I am sure I would have regretted it if I did. What exactly is wrong with it you ask? Well you saw all the ends involved in a previous post, well once I got those sewn in I could get on with the rest of the sock. But because the top is intarsia the pattern is knitted on two needles and then the seam is sewn and you then continue in the round for the heel and foot. This is what I don't like, the seam, socks to me have no joins and as I am not the worlds greatest hand sewer you get this
I just don't like it. Anyway as Janelle pointed out to me the other night, it is the overall sock that you see. If anyone has knitted this sock before and can give me any pointers on that seam bizzo, please, please let me know. I have even contemplated knitting the whole intarsia piece in the round but I am assuming that with all the colours it would be way too fiddly.
On another totally unrelated topic, Tasmanian Metro bus drivers are on strike, they are owned by the government and basically they want more money. I had to take the kids to school this morning and the traffic was a nightmare, as this strike coincides with the public schools all returning back after the summer holidays. I am not going to judge them as I don't know the facts but I do think that it is a pity that this strike really affects the elderly and children of our state. I do hope that the government and the bus drivers can come to some agreement soon.